Ict – The Answer To Everything

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A presentation for my Y12 AQA AS in ICT students (Unit 2) on topic 7 - What ICT Can Provide

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  • Ict – The Answer To Everything

    1. 1. ICT – The Answer to Everything (well almost) Topic 6 – What ICT can provide
    2. 2. "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."     —  Thomas Watson , chairman of IBM, 1943.
    3. 4. What would Thomas Watson want to know about computers now?
    4. 5. Section One What Makes ICT So Useful? (or take a look at this Mr Watson!)
    5. 6. Fast, repetitive processing
    6. 7. Vast storage capacity
    7. 8. <ul><li>Searching and combining data in many different ways </li></ul>
    8. 9. Improved presentation
    9. 10. Increased accessibility
    10. 11. Improved security
    11. 12. Section Two Is Using ICT Always The Answer? (or Thomas fights back)
    12. 13. Hardware limitations
    13. 14. Software limitations
    14. 15. Communication limitations
    15. 16. Legislation
    16. 17. Poor systems
    17. 18. Operational procedures
    18. 19. Poor control mechanisms
    19. 20. Human choice
    20. 21. Section Three The Best Way To Harness Computer Power? (or ‘sucks to you Mr Watson’)
    21. 22. &quot;I have travelled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year.&quot;     — The editor in charge of business books for Prentice Hall, 1957.
    22. 23. Batch processing
    23. 24. Transaction processing
    24. 25. Real-time processing
    25. 26. “ Good design is good business”    —  Thomas J Watson , chairman of IBM.

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